Althea Gibson & What Tenacity Can Achieve

“Often it is tenacity, not talent, that rules the day.”

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On the 87th anniversary of the tournament she won twice, Althea Gibson was honored with a special Google home page this week.

Althea was the first African American athlete to enter international tennis. She was the also the first to win a Grand Slam title.

She went on to win a total of FIVE Grand Slams. Like. A. Rock. Star.

While Althea didn’t embrace the symbol she represented to others, the U.S. Open honored her achievements in 2007, along with the Williams sisters and other celebrities.

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“I have all the opportunities today because of people like Althea. Just trying to follow in her footsteps,” Venus Williams said.

As Althea said, we all get help from someone.

Who broke barriers for you? Pay homage today.

 

XO

Oh, by the way


PS: We’re excited to be in San Diego for Social Fresh West in October! Learn how-to use social media for your business and join us for a special TASTEdaily pre-conference yoga session. Grab your ticket here.

 

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Althea Gibson & What Tenacity Can Achieve

Althea Gibson & What Tenacity Can Achieve

Althea Gibson & What Tenacity Can Achieve

Althea Gibson & What Tenacity Can Achieve

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“Often it is tenacity, not talent, that rules the day.”

(tweet this)

On the 87th anniversary of the tournament she won twice, Althea Gibson was honored with a special Google home page this week.

Althea was the first African American athlete to enter international tennis. She was the also the first to win a Grand Slam title.

She went on to win a total of FIVE Grand Slams. Like. A. Rock. Star.

While Althea didn’t embrace the symbol she represented to others, the U.S. Open honored her achievements in 2007, along with the Williams sisters and other celebrities.

Screen Shot 2014-08-25 at 10.12.31 PM

 

“I have all the opportunities today because of people like Althea. Just trying to follow in her footsteps,” Venus Williams said.

As Althea said, we all get help from someone.

Who broke barriers for you? Pay homage today.

 

XO

Oh, by the way


PS: We’re excited to be in San Diego for Social Fresh West in October! Learn how-to use social media for your business and join us for a special TASTEdaily pre-conference yoga session. Grab your ticket here.

 

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

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